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acbearce Jun 22, 2013 03:48 AM

I'm moving to London and am wondering what the big food sites are over there for keeping up with openings, closings, events, and general events. In other words, what is London's version of eater.com?

  1. Paprikaboy Jun 22, 2013 04:22 AM

    The closest equivalent would be the London Eating website.
    I' don't really use if for reviews as I'd rather trust this board.
    (though it does have critics and bloggers reviews which can be useful).
    What is good is the coming soon and new openings section for restaurants. The news section isn't great.
    For interesting stuff you might be better finding local websites for whichever area of London you move to.

    http://www.london-eating.co.uk/

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      Harters Jun 22, 2013 07:47 AM

      As an occasional visitor, I quite like London Eating. My trips are usually not to the central area and I will often find that London Eating has mentions of places, for a locality, whilst Chowhound has nothing. That said, reviews tend to be of TripAdvisor quality so perhaps take them with a pinch of salt - although I can't recall a duff meal .

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        PigsOnTour Jun 24, 2013 12:51 AM

        Which news section do you mean on london-eating? Their blog is good but not updated that often so I follow their twitter feed for 'breaking news'. They also recently started up their newsletter again. I have asked for recommendations on twitter a few times and they always reply really quickly with ideas.

        To the OP: For food news, try TimeOut's food pages, Good for Lunch blog, Big Hospitality / Caterer, maybe Restaurant magazine for industry news. I like londonpopups.com for one-off events / pop up news. There are loads of amateur London-based food blogs too which vary in quality. There are restaurant reviews and some food news in the free London newspapers - Metro and the Evening Standard which are given out at tube and train stations.

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        astereilla Jun 22, 2013 06:30 AM

        Hot Dinners - their news and features section, in addition to the new & upcoming food events are great! The reviews section is a little lacklustre, but combined with London Eating I think you'd be set.

        http://www.hot-dinners.com

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